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Formatting not showing up in Forms

New Here ,
Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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I'm trying to use Forms formatting but the only tabs available to me in Properties are General / Appearance / Postion / Options... what happened?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Select 'Prepare form' tool, click on 'More' then on 'Convert to acrobat form'.

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Adobe Employee , Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021
Hi there Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As you are unable to get the 'Format' option in the PDF forms properties: Please try the steps below: Open the PDF form Go to Tools > Prepare Form Click on 'More' in the right hand panel and select 'Rever to Acrobat form' as shown in the screenshot below: Regards Amal

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Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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Select 'Prepare form' tool, click on 'More' then on 'Convert to acrobat form'.

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Ohmigoodness! I guess I don't understand the difference between what I was doing and why it wasn't a "form"?? But thank you!

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Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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There are no more tabs available in a Adobe Sign form.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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Hi there

 

Hope you are doing well and sorry for the trouble. As you are unable to get the 'Format' option in the PDF forms properties:

 

Please try the steps below:

  • Open the PDF form
  • Go to Tools > Prepare Form
  • Click on 'More' in the right hand panel and select 'Rever to Acrobat form' as shown in the screenshot below:

 

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Regards

Amal

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New Here ,
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Thank you! What's the difference between the Form I was creating and editing and Convert to Form?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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By ticking the "This form requires signatures" box when you created the form you converted it (unknowingly) to an Adobe Sign form, which has much more limited functionalities compared to a "normal" Acrobat form.

If you revert the form back you'll have these functionalities again. You can still have the form signed, by adding a Digital Signature field to it. Adobe Sign is an online service that stores the file and distributes it to the recipients so multiple people can sign the same copy of it.

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Thank you so much for explaining (so I don't inadvertently do it again!).

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